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Amer Wahed, MD FRCPath

Amer is a Professor and Vice Chair (Clinical Pathology) and Associate Residency Program Director in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the University of Texas, Health Science Center at Houston, USA.
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Why I love to teach


I initially trained in Internal Medicine at the Royal Postgraduate Medical School, London and specialized in Hematopathology. I am a pathologist, Associate Professor, and Associate Program Director in the Department of Pathology at the University of Texas. I also consult on immunology, hemotherapy, and transfusion medicine. I love teaching physicians all that I know about these intriguing topics.

Latest articles with Amer

Analyzing pericardial fluid (pericardial effusion analysis)

Testing done on pericardial fluid will not usually tell you whether a pericardial effusion is transudative or exudative, because this has little diagnostic value. In this video, you'll find out why that's the case and how to determine the cause of a pericardial effusion so you can take next steps.
28th Jun 2021 • 2m read

Analyzing the chemical composition of cerebrospinal fluid

In this video, you'll discover the CSF protein and glucose concentrations that spell trouble for your patient, the simple glucose calculation mistake that can cost you a diagnosis, and the little known test that will tell you whether meningitis is bacterial or viral. 
24th Jun 2021 • 3m read

Analyzing gross appearance and cell count of cerebrospinal fluid

In this video, we review what the gross appearance and cell count can tell you about the cerebrospinal fluid and critical clues you need to be on the lookout for.
24th Jun 2021 • 3m read

Analyzing the cell count and protein concentration in ascites

In this video, you will learn how cell counts and protein concentrations help us diagnose the cause of ascites, how to figure out the serum-ascites albumin gradient (SAAG), and why it matters so much.
24th Jun 2021 • 3m read

Differentiating transudative and exudative pleural effusions

In this video, we'll discuss some components that can be used to differentiate between transudative and exudative pleural effusions, why you need to be careful with heart failure patients, and what your patient's serum glucose can tell you about their risk of malignancy.
24th Jun 2021 • 3m read

Staging chronic kidney disease

In this video, from our Kidney Test Essentials course, you'll learn how to accurately stage your chronic kidney disease patients and how this will affect the way you manage them.
13th Apr 2021 • 3m read

Examining the microscopic appearance of urine sediment

Microscopic examination of the urine sediment is an essential part of the urinalysis, as it allows for confirmation and clarification of urine dipstick findings.
13th Apr 2021 • 3m read

Estimating glomerular filtration rate (GFR)

In this video, we'll take a deep dive into how GFR is calculated, the factors affecting GFR, and when you shouldn't use the Cockcroft-Gault equation.
13th Apr 2021 • 3m read

Measuring serum creatinine

In this video, we'll take a look at the physiology of creatinine, what we need to consider when interpreting creatinine levels, and why GFR is not always an accurate reflection of kidney function. 
13th Apr 2021 • 2m read

Analyzing liver function: how to use lab values

In this video, we'll look at liver function tests in more detail, what each of these tests can tell us about our patient's health, and when they may signal something sinister.
30th Dec 2020 • 3m read

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